What is a MMORPG? Fancy name for an online computer game…that’s what!
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are a combination of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.
Other MMORPGs the cub has tried in the past (no particular order):
Star Wars Galaxies
Final Fantasy XI
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
Lord of the Rings Online
Guild Wars I
Warhammer: Online Age of Reckoning
City of Heroes
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes
Final Fantasy XIV
Usually folks play online games for the fun factor; but critics say that offline games can provide fun factor without the socialization, so MMORPGs are really fancier chat rooms. Is that wrong though?
One player said he played online games with his grandson in another country since his son was stationed overseas and MMORPG was one way to bond with grandson! Aaawww!
Other critics say that MMORPGs foster violence, but what about competitive sports that have been around since…ancient times? Violence is part of society in many forms since time immemorial.